* The Regional CPiE Localisation Manager will be responsible for strengthening the role of national and local child protection actors in humanitarian child protection coordination groups (i.e. CPWGs, CP sub-clusters, etc.) in five conflict-affected countries in West and Central Africa (DR Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso). This position will play a key role in strengthening SCI’s role in accelerating localisation in humanitarian coordination and build on SCI’s pilot program with the Child Protection Area of Responsibility in South Sudan, Iraq and Yemen.
* Working in collaboration with existing inter-agency humanitarian CP coordinators, the Regional CPiE Localisation Manager will lead a multi-country effort to strengthen the technical and institutional capacity of national NGOs and partners to take on leadership roles in humanitarian coordination. The Regional CPiE Localisation Manager will also support country-level CP coordination groups in developing and implementing time-bound transition plans leading to local actors having increased opportunities to lead and participate meaningfully in the humanitarian process and to access sustainable funding. This position will also play an active role in developing the evidence base on localisation in humanitarian coordination, including documenting and disseminating lessons learned in collaboration with the MEAL team.
* In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
* The position includes at least 50% travel in West and Central Africa.
* Masters degree in social work, child protection, humanitarian aid, international development or related field, or bachelors degree and substantial relevant working experience in an international environment
Experience and Skills
* At least 5 years’ experience of working internationally in child protection in humanitarian action, including significant time managing CPiE programs at the country or regional level
* Experience as a coordinator or co-coordinator for a country-level child protection coordination group in a humanitarian setting
* Understanding of the localisation agenda and a proven track record of supporting national partners with a commitment to equality, transparency, and accountability
* Highly skilled at relationship building and partnership development, including exceptional communication skills and ability to advocate diplomatically
* Demonstrated successful experience in capacity building, mentoring and coaching in humanitarian child protection
* Understanding of the Child Protection sector in West and Central Africa
* Understanding of gender equality and inclusion, displacement and conflict dynamics, and their impact on coordination
* Commitment to promoting the equal representation of diverse and under-represented groups in humanitarian coordination (e.g. women led groups, displaced communities, organizations representing individuals with disabilities, ethnic minorities or other historically excluded groups)
* In depth knowledge of humanitarian standards including the 2019 Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the Core Humanitarian Standard
* Fluent in French and English with a high level of written English skills
* High level of self-awareness and willingness to take feedback for growth and self-development.
* Proven experience as a team player and leader in an international organisation
* Previous experience leading complex multi-country initiatives
Contract length: 02 Years
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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